AthleticsTrack & Field/Cross Country /  Sep 16, 2016 - Regis Cross Country Invitational

Fordham Prep Cross Country 2016

 Results – Regis Invitational
Van Cortland Park - 2.5 Mile Course
Saturday September 17, 2016
Weather  -  Warm, 80° F

Sophomore Boys  - 5th Place

9 Charles Gstalder       10 Fordham Prep         15:25.43    
15 Jared Copeland        10 Fordham Prep         15:50.61
26 Jackson Chung         10 Fordham Prep         16:25.34
30 August Alexander      10 Fordham Prep         16:44.47
42 Terence Deneny        10 Fordham Prep         17:30.58
52 Michael Barrett       10 Fordham Prep         17:57.81
77 William Elmlinger     10 Fordham Prep         19:11.49    
78 Alexander Colella     10 Fordham Prep         19:15.29       
79 Ryan Fodero           10 Fordham Prep         19:22.63
98 Joseph Marcovici      10 Fordham Prep         23:46.00 
104 Joshua Kohler        10 Fordham Prep         23:56.00 
111 Mark Jouiad          10 Fordham Prep         34:33.00 
Junior Boys 4th Place
13 William Maghak        11 Fordham Prep         15:02.57
16 Jonah Shortall        11 Fordham Prep         15:05.35
35 Wil O’Oconnor         11 Fordham Prep         15:50.7
48 Craig Certo           11 Fordham Prep         16:12.86
57 Enmanuel Cruz         11 Fordham Prep         16:28.96 
70 Daniel Chacko         11 Fordham Prep         17:09.51     
71 Edgar Aguirre         11 Fordham Prep         17:10.62     
76 Matthew Look          11 Fordham Prep         17:32.63       
80 Matthew Ring          11 Fordham Prep         17:45.47       
83 Jed Nash              11 Fordham Prep         17:51.77              
86 Dean D'Addario        11 Fordham Prep         17:58.20       
87 William Frost         11 Fordham Prep         18:07.04       
91 Jack Kelleher         11 Fordham Prep         18:14.27       
92 William Hyer          11 Fordham Prep         18:24.09
   Hector Rivera         11 Fordham Prep           NT
Varsity Boys  4th Place
15 Arthur Gooden         12 Fordham Prep         14:40.12
24 Ben Cruz              12 Fordham Prep         15:22.21
33 Christopher Walsh     12 Fordham Prep         15:38.80
48 Nicolas Santos        12 Fordham Prep         16:22.59
59 Hunter Wiles          12 Fordham Prep         17:06.67     
63 Anthony Cicileo       12 Fordham Prep         17:11.45 
90 Brian Casper          12 Fordham Prep         20:13.31 
Freshman Race – 1.5 Miles  - 2nd/6 teams        

4  Niall Ryan             9 Fordham Prep          9:27.77      4

 14 Roman Cammorata        9 Fordham Prep          9:57.21      8

 15 Miguel Negrete         9 Fordham Prep          9:58.18      9

 17 Charles Moderelli      9 Fordham Prep         10:12.10     10

 26 Gavin Joyce            9 Fordham Prep         10:31.94     17

 36 Fabiano Zanetti        9 Fordham Prep         10:49.74     26

 38 Saverio Amelio         9 Fordham Prep         10:54.52     27

 42 Connor Tinson          9 Fordham Prep         11:04.42      

 50 Michael McCrory        9 Fordham Prep         11:20.37      

 56 Alexander Kosko        9 Fordham Prep         11:28.81      

 58 Charles O'Connor       9 Fordham Prep         11:31.88      

 59 Kevin Woods            9 Fordham Prep         11:32.36      

 60 Joseph Jones           9 Fordham Prep         11:32.95      

 62 Dawson Tesgallo        9 Fordham Prep         11:34.95      

 65 Aidan Curry            9 Fordham Prep         11:45.38      

 67 Giovanni La Vecchia    9 Fordham Prep         11:46.67      

 68 Skyler Antonio         9 Fordham Prep         11:48.20      

 69 John Lundin            9 Fordham Prep         11:53.05      

 74 Stephan Thompson       9 Fordham Prep         12:04.46      

 75 John Melly             9 Fordham Prep         12:14.69      

 76 Brendan Hamilton       9 Fordham Prep         12:16.60      

 82 James Murphy           9 Fordham Prep         13:01.89      

 83 Kristian Romero        9 Fordham Prep         13:03.12      

 85 Rowan Murphy           9 Fordham Prep         13:07.91      

 87 Justin Jordaens        9 Fordham Prep         13:19.15      

 89 Elijah Suero           9 Fordham Prep         13:33.11      

 91 Giordanis Guerrero     9 Fordham Prep         13:41.82      

 92 Steven Ogando          9 Fordham Prep         13:42.03      

 94 Finnian Mchale         9 Fordham Prep         13:52.47      

 95 Iestyn Fitzpatrick     9 Fordham Prep         14:01.10      

 96 Samuel O'connor        9 Fordham Prep         14:05.57      

 98 Patrick Gayanelo       9 Fordham Prep         14:29.03      

 99 Michael Mcloughlin     9 Fordham Prep         14:34.30      

104 Thomas Chen            9 Fordham Prep         18:06.00      

The Value of Suffering
Posted 03/27/2015 02:55PM

As we make our way through Lent to Easter, we hear more and more about the redemptive power of suffering. Does this mean though that we should seek suffering? Our visceral reaction is a resounding NO, but perhaps this is a question that deserves more consideration.

In a recent New York Times article, Lent: It’s not Just for Catholics, columnist Arthur C. Brooks writes: “We don’t want to suffer — we hate it, in fact. Yet it is suffering that often brings personal improvement. Not all pain is beneficial, obviously. But researchers have consistently found that most survivors of illness and loss experience ‘posttraumatic growth.’ Not only do many people find a greater emotional maturity after suffering; they are even better prepared to help others deal with their pain. That is why after a loss we turn for comfort to those who have endured a similar loss.”

We live in a culture that tells us to avoid suffering at all cost, often promoting the opposite-pleasure at any cost. We go to great lengths, for example, to shield our children from any form of suffering. The “everyone gets a trophy” mentality that can permeate youth sports, while well intentioned, can prevent the growth that comes with the suffering associated with failure. It’s natural to want to avoid failure, but countless studies point to the invaluable role that failure plays in a child’s growth into adulthood. We have only to look to the lives of people such as Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison to know how important failure can be. Lincoln failed in nearly every election before finally winning the Presidency. Edison failed over 10,000 times in his attempts to invent a viable filament for the light bulb. Edison’s perspective is instructive, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”. The suffering brought on by failure led to growth for both Lincoln and Edison.

Lent focuses our attention on suffering. We make our Lenten sacrifices, take on our small sufferings, as we recall Jesus’ Paschal Mystery. Non-Catholics, and many Catholics themselves, are perplexed by this practice of voluntary sacrifice and suffering. As a colleague of mine often asks rhetorically of his students, “There is enough suffering in my life. Why should I seek to take on more?” A fair question, but as Brooks points out, we all know from our own experience that there can be an intrinsic value in suffering. His point is at the very heart of Christian faith: God transforms Jesus’ suffering on the cross into new life in the Resurrection. Suffering in our life can follow that same redemptive dynamic when we allow God to bring new life from our pain, when we trust in God’s power to transform.

It is also worth noting that Jesus’s suffering was not arbitrary, but rather taken on for the sake of others, indeed for all of humanity. The suffering that is accepted for the good of another has a profound power. Examples abound in our world today- the soldiers who suffer to defend human rights and freedom, the aid workers who suffer to bring healing and hope to refugees, and the mother who suffers the pains of childbirth and childrearing to bring new life into the world. They along with the Easter story remind us that suffering is a mystery that touches all of our lives, even God’s life in Jesus. In our salvation story though, suffering never gets the last word.

So, should we seek suffering? Well, perhaps the answer is still no, but maybe we ought not to go to such great lengths to avoid it either, especially when it is for the benefit of someone else. And, when it does unavoidably come our way, perhaps this Easter we can remember to trust that God can use it to bring new life. That indeed is our Resurrection faith!

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